050: The Blue Zones

The Blue Zones

Episode 050: Welcome to this week's episode of Real Health Radio. In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people live measurably longer lives. As part of the research they identified 9 different principles that all these areas had in common that supported their long lives. As part of today's podcast I go through these different principles. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 2:10 Move regularly and naturally 5:50 The problems with sitting 9:00 Know … [Read more...]

My Over Eating Experiment

My Over Eating Experiment

In January of this year I embarked on an experiment. I wanted to see how much weight I could put on by upping my calories. Everything else would remain the same; I’d simply start eating a lot more. So why did I want to do this? I believe we are constantly told an incredibly oversimplified view of why weight goes on (or comes off). If we want to lose weight we’re advised to simply eat less and/or exercise more. And if someone is putting on weight, we assume that they are doing the opposite. I wanted to test out this theory by increasing one half of this equation, the eating side. So … [Read more...]

Inclusion Instead Of Exclusion

Inclusion Instead of Exclusion

I wasn’t much of a reader when I was studying nutrition. We had so much course work and materials as part of the lectures that reading outside of this just didn’t happen. I could probably count on (one or) two hands how many books I read over the entire three years. But when my official studies were over, I started to read a lot more. One of the first books I discovered was Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. It’s an extensive cookbook but referring to it as a cookbook is probably a disservice. The first 100 odd pages is a mini course in nutrition, covering different foods and food … [Read more...]

049: I Got Interviewed By Solgar

Interviewed By Solgar

Episode 049: On this week's episode of Real Health Radio I'm doing something a little different. I was recently interviewed by Alice Bradshaw from Solgar and I wanted to share the interview with you. It is largely about how I got set up as a practitioner and that process but we also look at the state of nutrition and where I see things heading and we discuss a couple of books I've written, how they came about and what they are about. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:50 How moving to the UK got me into nutrition 3:45 How I started with clients 5:35 … [Read more...]

048: Interview With Krista Scott-Dixon

Krista Scott-Dixon

Episode 048: On this week's episode of Real Health Radio I'm interviewing another guest and my guest is Krista Scott-Dixon. Krista is a former university professor who turned a hobby of farting around on the internet answering health and fitness questions into a second career. She's now the Director of Curriculum at Precision Nutrition. She's run the women's weight training website Stumptuous.com for 20 years. In her spare time she likes cycling, climbing, and throwing people on the floor. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 3:30 Do you want to work with … [Read more...]

Finding The Middle Ground

Finding The Middle Ground

I still remember the first Monday after I quit my office job. I was going to be doing this nutrition gig full time and it filled me with a mix of excitement and dread. Even in this very early stage, one thing that I was sure of was that making nutrition a success wasn’t just about nutrition knowledge. It took knowledge of running a business and everything that this encompassed. So I started reading about marketing, specifically Internet marketing. As is common with these things you start getting on more people’s lists and reading their blogs and their emails. Being a rank beginner I … [Read more...]

047: What My Clients Have To Say

047 What My Clients Have To Say

Episode 047: Welcome to another instalment of Real Health Radio. This week I'm sitting down with two of my clients (one past, one current) to discuss what it's been like working together. We cover why they came to see me, what we've worked on and where they are now at with their health, body image and relationship with food.  Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 1:05 Do you have a podcast idea suggestion 1:50 Would you like to work with me? 4:35 Why Martha got in contact with me 11:30 How her body image has improved 12:15 How much body image … [Read more...]